Highly available directory services in DCE

B. Acevedo*, L. Bahler, E. N. Elnozahy, V. Ratan, M. E. Segal

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The DCE standard includes specifications for the Directory Service, a component that performs typical naming services in distributed computing environments. We list some deficiencies in these specifications that affect the naming service availability and correctness, and suggest possible solutions. We then describe an enhancement of an implementation of the Directory Service that adds support for partial replication of the name space, continuous operation of the service, and automatic failover. Our extensions ensure the consistency of the name space data, and are transparent to application developers and end users, all without a significant performance penalty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-391
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings - Annual International Conference on Fault-Tolerant Computing
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 26th International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing - Sendai, Jpn
Duration: Jun 25 1996Jun 27 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture


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